Heart of Midlothian have appointed Craig Levein as their new manager following the departure of Ian Cathro at the beginning of this month.
The 52-year-old former Scotland boss, who was in charge at Tynecastle between 2000 and 2004, will retain a seat on the board. He will be assisted by coaches Jon Daly, Liam Fox, Austin MacPhee and Paul Gallacher.
Hearts owner and CEO Ann Budge told the club website: "In deciding how best to move forward, the board took into account the fact that we are facing a unique set of circumstances this year, with the first match on our home ground not coming until three months into the season. Given this situation, we believed it was essential to call on experience.
“Against this backdrop, we drew up our selection criteria and invited a number of experienced managers/head coaches for interview. The candidates we interviewed were, without exception, first class.
“However, as the interview process progressed, it became clear to the board that the ideal candidate was already with us. Not only does Craig satisfy all of our requirements, in terms of experience and personal attributes, he also offers continuity and stability."
Hearts' next match in the Ladbrokes Premiership is against Aberdeen at Murrayfield on Saturday September 9 and follows four consecutive away league games.